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Virtual Tours | Leveraging Technology to Find Your Next Silicon Valley Office

Virtual Tours | Leveraging Technology to Find Your Next Silicon Valley Office

May 13, 2020
Shane Minnis

silicon valley commercial real estate broker

Silicon Valley earned its reputation for innovation and technological advancements. These attributes have never been more advantageous than now. Although many businesses are currently shut down, you may find yourself in need of office space either immediately or in the near future. I wouldn’t recommend putting off your real estate needs as it takes time to locate, secure, then fit out your office… and today’s environment is only further complicating the process. I am pleased to have the ability to run my real estate business seamlessly from anywhere with an internet connection, through cloud and VPN capabilities. To view properties, in the event we are unable to view them in person, I am offering clients virtual tour options. Being tech-savvy and leveraging my expertise, I guarantee we will find Silicon Valley office space that is perfect for you.  

The New Normal Adjusting w/ Office Virtual Tours

Traditionally, commercial real estate websites allow you to view properties, specs, and still photos. However, without being able to physically tour property, this is not enough information to make an informed decision. You need to be able to see the whole property, focus on areas of interest, and have questions answered.  Virtual tours allow consumers to have a personalized immersion into listings from the comfort of anywhere there is an internet connection. 

Virtual real estate tours are not brand new. They have been around for a while as a backup or supplement to traditional touring methods, although more so in residential real estate. Commercial real estate brokers have historically veered away from these methods because they seem less personal and not as in-depth. Technology is advancing, however, and virtual tours are improving and becoming more interactive. In many ways, they will transform the tour experience of tomorrow. In the long run I don’t think virtual tours will fully replace in-person walk throughs, but they will be leveraged to further streamline the client experience, likely reducing the number of buildings clients physically tour. 

3D Tours Today

Touring properties through 3D virtual tours is a fantastic real estate viewing option that empowers the user. If you are looking for office space, 3D virtual tours allow you to view as many properties as you would like on your schedule. While viewing, you can spend as much or as little time viewing each room. These tours are interactive and allow you to focus on the smallest of corners of every building.

This is why we implemented virtual tours for the majority of our listings – we saw the value and quickly implemented the technology into our business model. Following are a few examples:

However, it will take time for virtual tours to be adopted in the marketplace as this was not a common marketing tactic utilized in Silicon Valley commercial real estate. Shelter-in-place is speeding up the adoption of virtual tours but with the lack of infrastructure, supply chain breakdowns, and a traditionally technology averse CRE community it won’t happen overnight.

Facetime Tours

In the interim, we have to get creative with property tours, especially given the current environment and lack of existing virtual tours for properties. If you would like a more personal approach than a 3D tour, I am available and more than happy to conduct video tours via Facetime or another video conferencing software. I will show you offices at your pace, focusing on the aspects that are most important to you. I take pride in finding the best properties to suit every commercial real estate situation.

There is no need to put your business or real estate needs on hold. Don’t wait and risk missing out on amazing deals. Silicon Valley is bursting with real estate opportunities. My real estate business was created with my customer’s needs in mind. Now you can tour any property from the comfort of your home at a time that is convenient for you. If you are looking for Silicon Valley office space, contact us today. I guarantee you will have access to the best properties, and I have all the tools to find you the office space you need efficiently and seamlessly in any global environment. 

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